Argentina – Croatia : Preview & Prediction
Argentina, little inspired against Iceland (1-1), let slip two valuable points in the race for qualification. Even Lionel Messi, who scored a missed penalty, failed to force the Icelandic lock. The Albiceleste, which remains undefeated for the last 2 games after its big success against Haiti (4-0) on May 30, will have to raise its level to pass the Croatian obstacle. The Balkan selection did not miss its debut in the competition and took control of Group D after winning in Nigeria (2-0), thanks in particular to an achievement by its leader Luka Modric. This golden generation has provided the essential without being exceptional and is already putting pressure on Argentina who will have no choice but to win this meeting of the second day. Unhappy finalist of the last World Cup in Brazil 4 years ago, Argentina should rise in power during this phase of pools. At the risk of endangering his ticket to the round of 16.
In November 2014, Argentina won the last duel against Croatia on the score of 2 goals to 1 in friendly.
Croatia lost recently against two South American teams: Peru (0-2) in March 2018 and Brazil (0-2) in June. Never 2 without 3 ?.
Argentina, hanging on the first day against Iceland (1-1), must defeat Croatia to hope to reach the 1/8 round.
Croacia is not inspired against Argentina! Only 1 victory in 4 duels. Black Beast?
Messi, disappointing against Iceland and unfortunate with his missed penalty, will be revenge. The Pulga should make differences.
Argentina faces its most serious rival and must find the solutions to record its first victory in this World Cup. In such an important context and when Croatia does not always succeed against the leaders, the men of Sampaoli should be able to show a different face than against Iceland. Messi, who will inevitably raise his head, will doubtless play a meeting of high intensity. That’s why, especially considering the odds, we turn to a success of Albiceleste. The 1986 World Champions have no choice at all.
Argentina – Croatia : Betting Tips
Argentina – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70